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Venice has a sinking feeling
US researchers say Italian city is sinking at a much faster rate than previously thought.
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 20:09

New research suggests the Italian city of Venice is sinking faster than previously thought.

A study by an American scientific institution using GPS and satellite imaging of the islands for 10 years has found that the city is sinking at a rate of 1 to 2 millimetres per year.  

Venetians, however, say they have heard it all before and say the report amounts more to sensationalism than science.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Venice.

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